What We Offer Through the Lifespan
As Unitarian Universalists, we are charged with providing children through adults the opportunity to explore, reflect and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Our religious education programs offer all ages, inspiring:
- Ethical growth – internalizing enduring values like justice, equity, and compassion, and gaining tools to act on them in everyday life.
- Social growth – connecting with peers and people of all ages on a deeper level. Finding acceptance among people who see beyond the superficial.
- Spiritual growth – feeling a connection with the sacred within, among and beyond us.
Children and youth religious enrichment programs are offered on Sunday mornings, September through May, during the service, following the “Time for All Ages.” A part-time religious exploration leader and volunteers from our congregation lead these activities.
- Children ages kindergarten through grade five participate in the “Soul Matters” curriculum, which follows the same monthly themes used in our services and adult education programs. Through the use of activities such as story-telling and artwork children are encouraged to explore each theme in-depth.
- Middle school and high school youth explore dynamics that seek to broaden their knowledge of humanity and embolden their spiritual search, usually culminating in a “Coming of Age” ceremony.
Adults may participate in discussion panels, affinity groups or other informal gatherings.
Many programs incorporate social justice activities, worship opportunities, fellowship and fun.